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2/4th Battalion War Diary, May 1919

    2/4th Border Regiment War Diary Transcriptions (1915-1918)
The National Archives WO/95/????    
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Transcribed from the War Diary of the 2/4th Border Regiment (1914-1919) and not the original war diary. This book was published by Carlisle book company Chas. Thurnam and Sons in 1920.
Entries from this source have been heavily abridged from their original form. This version of the war diary should be seen as a brief summary of events rather than a comprehensive account of the battalion's actions.
Place Date Hour Summary of Events
Received orders to mobilise against Afghanistan.
Mobilisation completed. Strength, 17 officers and 548 other ranks.
Detachment, 1 officer and 60 other ranks, proceeded to Risalpur as protection to the Royal Air Force aerodrome.
Detachment, 1 officer and 64 other ranks, stationed at Camp-bellpur also proceeded to Risalpur.
The Signal Section (1 officer and 26 other ranks) arrived from Lower Barian.
The Battalion moved from Taikal Camp into Roberts Barracks.
Detachment of 1 officer and 12 other ranks provided for the armoured train between Pabbi and Jamrud.
One officer and 49 other ranks arrived from Lower Barian. A picket of 1 officer and 11 other ranks provided for the Bara Aqueduct nightly until 31st May.
Captain A. W. Anderson, 2 officers, and 100 other ranks proceeded to Kohat at 14.00 hours to join the Thal Relief Force.
The Detachment arrived at Kohat at 06.00 hours, and proceeded to Hangu by motor lorries at 10.00 hours.
The Detachment joined the Thal Relief Force under Brigadier-General R. E. H. Dyer, C.B. Left Hangu at 16.00 hours and marched to Togh, arriving 23.30 hours.
The Detachment left Togh at 04.00 hours, marched to Doaba (17 miles), arriving 12.00 hours.

References / notes

  • National Archives Catalogue Reference: WO/95/????
  • The transcription above is available under the National Archives Open Government Licence for public sector information.
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